MERRYMOUNT PRESS – BOSTON, MASS. – D. B. UPDIKE LETTERS AND BOOKLET
Offered as a lot I have three Daniel Berkeley Updike items. Founding his press in 1893, Updike was committed to creating books of superior quality, believing that books could be simply designed, yet beautiful. Updike died in 1941, and the business continued by his partner John Bianchi, shutting down in 1949. Updike is considered one of the most distinguished printers of the twentieth century.
The two letters appear to be the file copies:
1 – April 4, 1929 – Updike is writing that he will be pleased to design a bookplate for the client – SIGNED BY UPDIKE
2 – April 12, 1929 – Updike confirms printing of bookplate and sending proofs and ideas – SECRETARIAL SIGNED for Updike
Also Included is the small ten-page booklet – RECOLLECTIONS OF DANIEL BERKELEY UPDIKE by John O. C. McCrillis – a talk given at the Redwood Library, Newport, Rhode Island, 1991.
PRICE – $75